As usual, it’s hard to believe we’ve already hit November! I’m on my third day of #nanowrimo and so far the first couple have gone pretty well, even though it is really hard to try and fit that writing in after work. Unfortunately, you’ll definitely be seeing less of me this month, but we’ll see how it goes.
October, though, was a decent month for reading. Even though I spent a week in glorious Rome, I still read quite a few really amazing books. The Read-a-thon helped too! 17 books in total, not bad.
- Unclaimed, Courtney Milan
- The Dragon and the Pearl, Jeannie Lin
- The Lady of the Rivers, Philippa Gregory
- The Duke is Mine, Eloisa James
- The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb, Melanie Benjamin
- Miles Errant, Lois McMaster Bujold
- Miles in Love, Lois McMaster Bujold
- For the King, Catherine Delors
- Just Like Heaven, Julia Quinn
- A Touch of Dead, Charlaine Harris
- After the Golden Age, Carrie Vaughn
- The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Stephen Chbosky
- Far to Go, Alison Pick
- Storm Front, Jim Butcher
- Quiet, Susan Cain
- The Glitter and the Gold, Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan
- Freakonomics, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
Pick of the Month
I couldn’t really choose between these two, and I think they have very different audiences, so I chose them both. I loved them and would wholeheartedly recommend them, so there you go.
In November, I expect I’ll be reading a lot less as I try to shift my focus to writing this month. I’ll try to keep up with reviews, which should actually be a lot easier if I read as little as I’m expecting to, and I will be posting about my trip to Rome this weekend and probably a few times over the next few weeks – it was quite a busy vacation!
I’d still like to squeeze in the following books:
- Rome by Robert Hughes (already reading!)
- Flawless by Carrie Lofty
- The Courtesan’s Lover by Gabrielle Kim
- Praetorian by Simon Scarrow
- The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen